Winter sports


Troodos Mountains

Troodos Mountains

Located in the center of the island of Cyprus, Troodos is the largest mountain range on the island. The highest peak of Mount Olympus is at 1952 meters above sea level, and hosts ski slopes for winter skiing. The Troodos Mountains stretch across the western side of the island and there are many ski resorts, winter retreats, and interesting churches and mountain peaks to visit. Panoramic views of the whole island can be seen from the mountain tops that host numerous springs, waterfalls, and wildlife which includes the authentic Mouflon which is a type of deer indigenous to Cyprus. This area was the center of Byzantine art which can be found in the numerous churches and monasteries around the area.


Skiing in Cyprus

Skiing in Cyprus

Cyprus is an unlikely destination for skiing as it is known worldwide as a summer destination with pristine beaches and glorious sunshine all year round. However there is a short period between January and April that sees many visitors in the Troodos Mountains enjoying winter sports. These mountains that are 2,000 meters above sea level, offer excellent skiing at this time of the year. The area has 2 hotels and some unique agro tourism cottages which are located in the mountainous region of the Troodos Mountains. A ski centre is based on Mount Olympus which is the highest peak and you will find four ski lifts and eight alpine ski runs for amateur and professional skiers.  A ski school is also in operation during the winter months offering lessons on the cross country ski tracks. The ski centre has a restaurant and cafes that are situated in the white covered picturesque ski resort.